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Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
government-subsidized lunch. >> we looked at about 40 different variables, and we put that into a big statistical analysis and said we want factors that are highly reliable and also yield a large number of kids in trouble. >> narrator: and within this chaotic tangle of data, the team found something revealing. >> and basically out of this mix, four came out really strong. and that was our sort of eureka moment. i saw kids waving their hands, saying, "help-- help me stay on track." >> narrator: the data showed that if a sixth-grade child in a high-poverty school attends school less than 80% of the time, or fails math or english, or receives an unsatisfactory behavior grade in a core course, that absent effective intervention, there is a 75% chance that they will drop out of high school. >> it may seem far less than rocket science, but it's something that in fact schools by and large have not paid attention to. >> a 90, a 91... >> narrator: schools have long collected statistics on absences, behavior and of course grades, but many educators don't recognize the significance of those numb
Dec 27, 2012 9:00pm PST
governed very strictly. there is an oath of entry. it is very much a monastic community. x the congregation of the elect must pledge himself to live according to the rule of theo community, to love all the children of light, and to hate all the children of darkness." >> the essenes are what we might best call an apocalyptic sect of judaism. an apocalyptic sect is one that? thinks of itself as, first of all, the true form of the religion. yt >> by apocalyptic expectation, i mean that some group has a... an apocalupsis in greek-- a revelation that god is going to finally solve the problem of injustice, unrighteousness, evil in the world, by totally eradicating the evil. that's the terrible price of apocalypse; there's going to be %gzm totally eradicating evil-- and we, the good, whoever we are, are going to live with god, be it heaven on earth, or earth in heaven, forever, in justice and holiness and righteousness. >> among the dead sea scrolls, we hear not of just one messiah, but at least two messiahs. some of their writings talk about a messiah of aaron, a priestly figure who
Dec 24, 2012 3:00am PST
government didn't work anymore. >> by that time, the christians are so numerous that they can't possibly be eradicated; they've already grown that much. so, in a sense, the persecution really doesn't catch up until it's already too late. >> narrator: by now, the jesus movement had spread its message to every corner of the roman empire. >> the last decades of the third century, you get a great insurge of people into christianity. there are some scholars who think that, in egypt, for example, by the 320's, there would actually be a majority of christians-- maybe a rather slight majority, but nonetheless a sizable number of christians. >> narrator: the turning point in the history of the christian movement occurred in the first decades of the fourth century. it was a transformation filled with ironies. it was brought about by a roman general who worshipped, not jesus, but apollo, the god of the sun. >> one of the most surprising christian heroes in the entire tradition, i think, is constantine. he is, first of all, a successful general. he is, also, the son of a successful general and at th
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